Kobe Bryant sits out practice with sore ankle

Associated Press

February 4, 2010

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Kobe Bryant has skipped practice with the Los Angeles Lakers to rest his sore left ankle.  The Lakers will wait until game time Friday night to decide whether Bryant will play against the Denver Nuggets.  Bryant received treatment on his ankle Thursday after aggravating his injury during Wednesday night’s victory over Charlotte when teammate Lamar Odom stepped on his foot. Bryant originally sprained his ankle in Philadelphia last week.  Bryant scored a season-low five points on 2-for-12 shooting against the Bobcats.  He has been bothered by injuries throughout the season, most notably breaking a finger on his shooting hand, yet the NBA’s fourth-leading scorer still hasn’t missed a game.